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100 degree heat answers

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Our local National Weather Service office in Louisville has the answers to your 100 degree weather questions.  Take a look here at the full story... 100 Degree Weather in Kentuckyj.  Also, check out their Heat page (more below).

Did you know...?

Louisville:  8 ending on July 15, 1936
Lexington:  9 ending on July 15, 1936
Bowling Green:  10 ending on July 29, 1901
Frankfort:  9 ending on July 15, 1936
 
What is our longest stretch of consecutive 100 degree days in June?
Louisville:  2 (1952, 1944, 1914)
Lexington:  4 in 1936 (June 27-30)
Bowling Green:  5 in 1936  (June 26-30)
Frankfort:  7 in 1914 (June 22-28)
 
What is the greatest number of 100 degree days we've ever had in June?
Louisville:  3 in 1914
Lexington:  4 in 1936
Bowling Green:  9 in 1914 and 1936
Frankfort:  8 in 1933
 
Go to the link for many more 100 degree facts.
 
When was the last time we had 2 or more consecutive 100 degree days in June?
Louisville:  June 28-29, 1952 (101, 102)
Lexington:  June 27-28, 1944 (101, 103)
Bowling Green:  June 26-27, 1954 (101, 101)
Frankfort:  June 21-22, 1953 (101, 100)
 
How often do we hit 100 degrees in June?
Louisville has had 17 100 degree days in June since 1872.
Lexington has had 9 100 degree days in June since 1873
Bowling Green has had 79 100 degree days in June since 1894
Frankfort has had 35 100 degree days in June since 1895

Below is a table of forecast temperatures along with the record highs:

 

  Thu Fcst Thu Record Fri Fcst Fri Record  Sat Fcst
Sat Record
Sun Fcst
Sun Record
Mon Fcst Mon Record
Tue Fcst Tue Record 4th Fcst 4th Record
Bowling Green 102 106, 1936 104 108, 1936 102 105, 1952 102 102, 1941 101 104, 1925 98 102, 1897 98 102, 1874
Frankfort 99 104, 1936 100 106, 1936 101 102, 1913 100 101, 1952 99 101, 1931 97 101, 1897 98 100, 1934
Lexington 99 103, 1944 99 104, 1936 100 100, 1936 100 98, 1941 98 97, 1970, 1935 95 98, 1911 96 98, 1911
Louisville 103 102, 1944 102 102, 1952, 1936 101 99, 1959 101 99, 1991 100 100, 1925 98 104, 1911 98 102, 1911

 All-time highs for June and July:

  June July
Bowling Green 108° June 29, 1936 113° July 28, 1930
Frankfort 106° June 29, 1936 111° July 15, 1936
Lexington 104° June 29, 1936 108° July 10, 1936 and July 15, 1936
Louisville 102° June 28, 1944; June 29, 1936; June 29, 1952 107° July 24, 1901; July 28, 1930; July 14, 1936

 Safety Rules for Heat:


1)  Slow down.  Avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, usually between 11 AM and 7 PM.

2)  Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.

3)  Foods that increase metabolic heat production and dehydration, such as proteins, should be avoided.

4)  Drink plenty of water!  Drink water even if you do not yet feel thirsty.

5)  Avoid alcoholic beverages.

6)  Do not increase your salt intake unless directed by a physician.

7)  Spend as much time in air conditioning as possible.

8)  Stay out of the sun as much as possible. Sunburn will make it that much more difficult for your body to dissipate heat. When spending time in the sun, use a sunscreen with a high SPF.

9)  If suffering symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, get medical attention immediately.

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